Funcom has announced that the forums for all of its games have had their data compromised.
Due to this, ALL forum account passwords have been reset. It is not known when the breach occurred.
Keep in mind, AO Universe is not affiliated with Funcom and therefor did not experience a forum breach. While all of your information here is completely safe, it would be wise to change your password if it is the same password used for the Funcom forums.
You can read the details on this matter HERE